As part of an ongoing partnership, DynCorp International is proud to support the USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) Stars and Stripes event, which will directly benefit USO-Metro’s programs for the area’s service members and their families. The event will take place October 4, 2013, at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, Va.
USO of Metropolitan Washington’s Stars and Stripes is an annual networking event and fundraiser that helps enable USO-Metro to provide programs that support injured, ill and recovering military personnel in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Through DI and other sponsors’ support, thousands living in our local military community will benefit from USO-Metro’s countless efforts, including programs for children with deployed parents while they are at the local area bases, support services for spouses, emergency housing programs, among many other programs.
DynCorp International and USO-Metro
At last years’ Stars and Stripes event, DynCorp International was recognized as a Four-Star corporate partner, the highest level honored by the USO. The elite award is bestowed on the top-level donors who provide generous funding to support USO-Metro’s mission to lift the spirits of military service members and their families.
Since earning this distinguished recognition, DI has continued its loyal support of USO-Metro in 2013 and late 2012, participating and supporting programs such as:
- Operation Back to School, which provides local military school-aged children with backpacks with school supplies
- Turkeys for the Troops program, which provides boxes complete with Thanksgiving meal essentials
- Holiday Meals program to provide $50 grocery gift cards for 300 families in need at Fort Meade
- Comfort & Care Bags program for wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
USO-Metro is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to “Serving those who serve, and their families” in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of over 5,500 devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty troops and their families at area military hospitals; through its Mobile USO program; at four USO Centers, four USO airport lounges and through Operation USO Care Package.